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The Wire: Season 1 (Disc 1 of 5) back to product details

Damned Good
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written by MMcDonough November 1, 2006 - 3:27 PM PST
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
I've only seen the first season. But so far I find it even more engaging than The Sopranos, as it develops the characters on both sides of the fence. Nobody's easy to love, or hate. And the acting on the part of the teenage dealers (esp. "Wallace") is at times stunning.

how the game is played
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written by cammelltoe May 25, 2005 - 10:21 PM PDT
7 out of 7 members found this review helpful
The best of HBO's superior crop of writerly genre excursions that i have so far had the pleasure of seeing (i.e. Deadwood, The Sopranos) The Wire succeeds on it's confident sense of place, character, and the inevitableness of plot mechanics while also excelling in downplaying any type of easy moralizing (always a downfall in cop shows). basically, you'll believe this shit. also notable for the inclusion of racial and sexual "minorities" in major 3-d roles without blowing any big liberal trumpet about it. 2nd season drops the ball a bit but is just as engrossing. Highly Recommended!!!

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